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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bear in a Jam

Hullo... today is a big day. The blackberries are in full swing... so we are going out to pick a few more. We are also looking to make some more jam.

This is some frozen rhubarb...

and some chopped strawberries...

We've got the pectin...

And some sugar...

Fast-forward... so... we found a tonne of blackberries and even some early apples.

Most of the blackberries are getting quick-frozen and tossed in the freezer.

But we have plans for some of the other ones...

Some liqueur is now percolating away.

And we also made some blackberry jam...

Eight jars of blackberry jam... mmm....

And six jars of strawberry/rhubarb jam...

Plus... 25 jars of wild plum jam!!! I should set up a little stand at the end of the driveway and sell some of this!

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  1. Wow! You've been a busy little bear. I do think you should open up a farmstand and sell your wares...at a discount to stuffies, of course. :)

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    1. Do you think? I could try an honour farmstand - you know, where people leave their money on an honour system.

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  2. be careful the bearries don't stain your fur!! by the way, I would like to buy a jar please...

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    1. I know, for a moment I thought I had a beary stain on my cheek but I was lucky!

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  3. My goodness you have quite the operation there.

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    1. will you make a label for these jams? call them Sandy's Jams, or Jammy Sandy, or Beary Good Jams

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    2. @Little Fox - yes, it was quite a process for a while. But I think it's over now!

      @ Ajdin - There were labels that were put on the jars but I don't think I got any credit for it! I like Beary Good Jams!

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    1. Too bad they don't make bacon-flavoured jam although... given the things I've seen online, that might actually exist somewhere!

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    2. Actually, I think I may have seen that around somewhere too. I'll have to do my research...

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  5. Ben is beary jealous that you made so much delicious jam! We didn't have many razzBEARies this year. Jerry thought that this post title meant that you were sitting in a big bowl of strawberry jam (mind you, Jerry thinks that is a gosh darn wonderful idea!).

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    1. No Razzbearies? That's horrible. Ours got a bit too thirsty and shriveled up after a while. Hopefully they do better next year. Hmm... sitting in a bowl of jam... I'd want an english muffin in there too... and a wetsuit so I wouldn't get my fur all pink!

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  6. Mmmmm, I think if you sold it you might wish you hadn't come winter. It will taste mighty fine on your toast at tea time. I am one drooling bear.

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    1. Now that is a beary good point! I do think we have more than enough of the plum jam, so maybe I will use some of that for Christmas presents...

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  7. Oooooh, that looks sooooo delicious!!!!!

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